Biodiesel plant in Keokuk, Iowa, scheduled to restart operations

Enervation Advisors LLC, an Axis Group Company, has partnered with the former owner of an idle biodiesel plant to bring it back online. The Keokuk, Iowa-based 5 MMgy plant was originally owned by John Rothgeb and operated as Tri-City Energy.
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Obama: We are seeing the potential of renewable energy

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered the 2011 State of the Union Address telling Congress and those invited for the yearly speech that “this is our generation’s Sputnik moment.”
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Growing demand for glycerin to keep up with supply increases

Given the reinstatement of the federal tax credit and RFS2 requirements to blend 800 million gallons of biomass-based diesel into the fuel supply, rising glycerin supplies are coming. But researchers may find new outlets for all of that new volume.
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Endicott Biofuels to break ground on biodiesel plant in Texas

Houston-based Endicott Biofuels LLC has signed an agreement with KMTEX Ltd. to construct a 30 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel production plant in Port Arthur, Texas. Endicott expects to break ground on the project in late January.
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Culinary Institute of America produces WVO-based biodiesel

The Culinary Institute of America has found a sustainable use for the school’s waste vegetable oil (WVO). At the Greystone campus located within Napa Valley, the CIA is making high-quality biodiesel from WVO to fuel campus shuttles.
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USDA lists bioenergy program awardees, many are biodiesel plants

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new investments in 33 states to support the production and usage of advanced biofuels, and several of the recipients are biodiesel production facilities that could use the money.
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EU dioxin scandal linked to illegal use of biodiesel byproduct

Contaminated animal feed found in Europe has been traced back to fatty acids produced at a Germany biodiesel plant. However, those fatty acids were clearly marked for industrial use, not animal feed.
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DOE promotes renewable energy development in tribal communities

The U.S. DOE announced that up to $10 million in funding will be available this year to support the evaluation, development and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on tribal lands.
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